The SPPI Expert Help Line has been created for staff, management, families, and caregivers in the developmental services sector so that we can easily direct your pandemic related questions to the appropriate expert.
Please see the SPPI Expert Hotline Flyer for more information
ABC Pediatric Therapies will be offering a new innovative telepractice speech-pathology program this summer that may be of interest to individuals and families affiliated with your organization.
Speech Pathology Intensive Summer Program flyer
BEING studio is a community of artists with developmental disabilities. BEING has been continually adapting to the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, and recently launched an exciting virtual program called BEING Home. The virtual program offers facilitated chat sessions, home art supply deliveries and video prompts to inspire art projects from home. What felt at first like a lifeline for our community has begun to open a world of possibility and expanded connection that we never thought possible.
For more information, please see the BEING home information package.
Last week, SCS joined an initiative encouraging provincial organizations and our partners to send a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Minister of Finance Bill Morneau and MPs located in the Eastern Region requesting financial support to help people with developmental disabilities deal with extra expenses during the pandemic.
Our Board members took it a step further and connected with local MPs to ensure the message was heard.
The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced support to help Canadians with disabilities deal with extra expenses during the pandemic.
This support includes a special one-time, tax-free payment to individuals who are certificate holders of the Disability Tax Credit as of June 1, 2020, as follows:
- $600 for Canadians with a valid Disability Tax Credit certificate.
- $300 for Canadians with a valid Disability Tax Credit certificate and who are eligible for the Old Age Security (OAS) pension.
- $100 for Canadians with a valid Disability Tax Credit certificate and who are eligible for the OAS pension and the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS).
Click on this link to read the announcement:
Although this may be a challenging time, we at CVE Inc. are here to support you with your employment support and any related items. We have created this fact ODSP & Covid-19 Fact Sheet to help you stay safe and healthy and to help educate you on the signs and symptoms of Covid-19. We are also including tips on how to take care of your mental health which is just as important as your physical health.
Autism Awareness Centre Celebrates 17 Years and along with Independent Living with Autism they have created a document called Your Roadmap to Success. It includes webinar events and other resources.
Please see Your Roadmap to Success for more information
As we continue to move forward during these difficult times, we are hoping to work more closely with cultural associations to ensure that residents are informed and aware of the services and supports are available from the City of Ottawa, and across our city. To support these efforts the City of Ottawa’s Community and Social Services Department has developed a new webpage.
Please see this HNTF email for more information.
MindWare Academy is an environment that allows students with learning disabilities to grow emotionally, physically and academically. They provide support to children who have Asperger’s, Non-verbal Learning Disorder, Gifted L-D Dyslexia, ADHD, ect.
For more information, please see the MindWare Academy Flyer
Online zoom classes, date & times to be determined.
Join parents from the Autism & ADHD community for this 4/part series exploring evidence-based mindful parenting strategies to support your child or teen through this crisis.
Cost is 20/family
Please view the TIPES Mindful Parenting flyer for more information
We want to hear how you are coping during this challenging time, what has worked for you and your family and what challenges continue to be difficult to deal with. We can share ideas and strategies for managing life at home and learn some new ideas from everyone.
Please view the WIMS flyer for more information